We're Going to Ibiza

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"We're Going to Ibiza"
Single by Vengaboys
from the album The Party Album
Released 30 August 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1998
Genre Bubblegum dance, reggae fusion
Length 3:08
Label Breakin' Records/Violent Music
Writer(s) Jeff Calvert, Max West
Producer(s) Danski, DJ Delmundo
Vengaboys singles chronology
"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!"
(1999)
"We're Going to Ibiza"
(1999)
"Kiss (When the Sun Don't Shine)"
(1999)

"We're Going to Ibiza" is a song by Dutch Eurodance group the Vengaboys. It was released in August 1999 as the sixth and final single from The Party Album. The song was one of the Vengaboys' most successful singles. The song was based on Typically Tropical's 1975 number one hit "Barbados," with modified lyrics. While "Boom Boom Boom Boom" was still on the UK chart, "We're Going to Ibiza" reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, as the previous single had also done.

Content[edit]

The song is infamous for the mis-pronunciation of "Ibiza" by the vocalists in the title line. However the pronunciation used in the song is very common in Dutch.

Music video[edit]

The video features the members of the Vengaboys, depicted as animated characters, traveling to Ibiza while passing by many places including Rome and Moscow. The opening scene is at Toronto's city hall. Incidentally, in the video the Washington D.C. snapshot showcases the Clinton-Lewinsky Incident. It can be found 1:40 into the video, and lasts for about 4 seconds.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
  1. "We're Going to Ibiza" (hitradio mix) — 3:39
  2. "We Like to Party" (Jason Nevins clubmix) — 7:00
Maxi single
  1. "We're Going to Ibiza" (hitradio mix) — 3:39
  2. "We're Going to Ibiza" (DJ Peran remix) — 6:44
  3. "We Like to Party" (Jason Nevins clubmix) — 7:00
  4. "We Like to Party" (Tin-Tin Out remix) — 6:47
  5. "We Like to Party" (Klubbheads remix) — 6:06
  6. "We Like to Party" (Jason Nevins dubmix) — 5:49
Australian Maxi-Single
  1. We're Going To Ibiza! (Hitradio Mix) 3:40
  2. We're Going To Ibiza! (Hitclub Airplay) 3:25
  3. We're Going To Ibiza! (DJ Peran Remix) 6:44
  4. We're Going To Ibiza! (Hitclub Extended Remix) 5:08
  5. Paradise (DJ Jam X & De Leon's DuMonde Mix) 8:38
  6. We're Going To Ibiza! (Video)
Other Remixes
  1. We're Going To Ibiza! (Beach Radio Mix)
  2. We're Going To Ibiza! (Beach Extended Mix) 5:22

Charts[edit]

Chart (1999) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[1] 26
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[2] 12
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[3] 2
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[4] 33
Denmark (Tracklisten)[5] 6
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[6] 5
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[7] 9
France (SNEP)[8] 25
Germany (Official German Charts)[9] 9
Ireland (IRMA) 9
MTV Europe [1] 12
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[10] 1
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[11] 6
Norway (VG-lista)[12] 3
Poland (ZPAV) 1
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[13] 1
Spain (AFYVE)[14] 9
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[15] 2
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[16] 7
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 1
Preceded by
"Mambo No. 5" by Lou Bega
UK Singles Chart number one single
12 September 1999 – 18 September 1999
Succeeded by
"Blue (Da Ba Dee)" by Eiffel 65

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